FIRST PIC: Owen and VIP complete DJR line-up

Thursday 2nd February, 2012 - 11:53am


Steve Owen and the DJR-prepped V.I.P. Petfoods Falcon

Steve Owen and the DJR-prepped V.I.P. Petfoods Falcon

Another piece of the V8 Supercars 2012 driver puzzle has been locked in with the confirmation that Steve Owen will become a part of a four car Dick Johnson Racing operation with backing from V.I.P. Petfoods.

The petfood giant follows Owen across to DJR from Paul Morris Motorsport/Nemo Racing, which retains the Racing Entitlements contract under which the #49 Falcon will race.

The former two-time Fujitsu Series winner will also re-acquaint himself with Ford – the team having brought the former Jonathan Webb FG Falcon back into the DJR fold.

The union forms a renaissance with DJR as well – after Owen campaigned in the enduros with the Queensland team in 2008, partnering Warren Luff.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to compete in another full season of the main game series and I have to thank V.I.P. Petfoods for their continued support of my V8 Supercar career,” said Owen.

“DJR are excellent operators who produce a really strong car, so I’m excited about reforming our relationship and continuing that solid form.”

The remainder of the four-car Dick Johnson Racing  operation will be made up of two Jim Beam Racing entered Falcons for Steven Johnson and new recruit Dean Fiore, and a Norton sponsored Falcon for James Moffat.

Moffat will unveil his new colours on Monday in Sydney (for’s previous story on Moffat’s unique unveiling CLICK HERE). comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

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